Art & Home Accents

Clock Top Statue, William Shakespeare, Spelter CLOCK TOPPER, Cast Spelter Sculpture, Alloy Metal Figure, Poet Playwright, Antique Statue


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    This is a clock top statue of William Shakespeare. It is an antique sculpture of the famous poet playwright made of a cast alloy metal called spelter. Approximately one hundred years ago or a bit longer these statues were produced to sit on top of and ornament the heavy cast iron 7 day clocks that graced the mantles of a great many of the average homes of the day.

    Likenesses of William Shakespeare were one of the most popular images made for these clocks, but as the years have passed, despite their sturdiness, many of the spelter Shakespeare statues have been lost, so the remaining ones have become increasingly more valuable.

    When I found this statue in an estate it was accompanied by a beautiful Ansonia clock, but now only Shakespeare remains available for adoption.

    Approx. 6 1/4"high x 5 1/8"long x 3 1/2"wide and in excellent antique condition -- no evidence of cracks, dents, or other damage.

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